Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education programs to learn more.
The Muses is the name of the Museum’s Teen Council that meets once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muses member or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education.
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts invites local high school students to apply to its Advanced Placement Art History course, offered free of charge. In this global survey class that meets daily in the Museum library, students explore the creations of a variety of eras and cultures. Key skills the class builds over the course of the year include identifying works of art, comparing works from different cultures, and examining influences, artist choices, traditions, and innovations. Art is explored as a reflection of larger cultural trends, and the class has the advantage of being able to interact with the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and visiting speakers. Most of all the art history class is an exciting introduction to the art and architecture of the globe and a unique chance to enjoy a seminar style class with students from other schools, Interested students should contact Alice Novak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 334.240.4361. Download the AP Art History application here.
AP Art History is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
(Ages 14 and Older)
REGISTRATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM JULY THRU SEPTEMBER, BEGINS FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the current Studio Flyer to learn more or call 334.240.4365.
Quilting a Story: Workshop
Thursday, September 22 5 – 6:30 P.M.
Learn about the rich story-quilt technique of Faith Ringold reflected in prints by the artist in the Museum’s Collection and other works. Participants will be inspired to make their own “story quilts” using textiles and other materials.
This workshop is free for all middle and high school students.
Summer Painting with Sandra
Back by popular demand, Sandra Hicks Larson will teach these fun and informative series of classes, designed for students of all levels, including those who have no prior painting experience. Participants will work from photographs and will view landscapes in the Museum for inspiration. Since these classes are offered during the summer, participants may sign up for individual classes or the entire series. Class size is limited to 10. Some supplies provided.
Instructor: Sandra Hicks Larson
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursday: August 4, 11; September 1, 15, 22
Cost: $30 members per class/$40 non-members per class;
$140 members/$190 non-members for the series of five classes
Twilight Photography Workshop
Meet at the Museum to discuss the work of New York Photographer Lynn Saville in the exhibition Dark City: Urban America at Night. Explore the uninhabited scenes on view with the artist, then continue to downtown Montgomery at twilight, taking pictures with the instruction of this accomplished teacher. The workshop is open to digital and film photographers – beginner to expert. A tripod is helpful but not required.
Instructor: Lynn Saville
Time: 7 to 9:30 P.M.
Wednesday: August 17
Cost: $50 Museum members/$95 non-members
Painting Large Abstracts
Well-known artist Kellie Newsome will help artists of all skill levels create bright, colorful abstract paintings. This entertaining and informative workshop includes sketching tips and instructions on loose application of paint, unique color schemes, color blending, and building a balanced composition. Most supplies, including Atelier Interactive acrylic paints, are provided. Class size is limited to 11 participants, so sign up early!
Instructor: Kellie Newsome
Time: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Saturday: September 10
Cost: $120 Museum/$165 non-members
CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach to Drawing
Explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark making in this two-day workshop. Gary Chapman, regionally recognized artist and popular UAB professor, will help participants develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers. While charcoal will be the primary medium, students will be encouraged to combine other media such as conte crayon, spray paint, ink and gesso. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Time & Dates: Saturday, September 24: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.;
Sunday, September 25: 1:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $115 members/$160 non-members
$75 students for the two-day workshop
Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.
For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.